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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/01/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Pinedale Field Office Plans Camp Creek Prescribed Fire


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) plans to conduct a 1,154 acre prescribed fire within the 3,523 acre Camp Creek project area as part of the 9,000 acre Wyoming Front Aspen Restoration Project (WFARP). It is anticipated that optimal burn conditions will allow operations to commence by the end of June.

The Camp Creek prescribed fire is the third burn associated with the WFARP, a multi-year joint effort by the BLM and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to improve forest health and wildlife habitat in aspen and aspen-mixed conifer stands in Sublette and Lincoln counties. The burn will also reduce existing fuel loads and improve fuel breaks to reduce the potential for catastrophic wildfires.

The project area is located between South Cottonwood Creek and Beecher Creek along the BLM and U.S. Forest Service boundary in Township 32 North, Range 114 West, Sections: 7, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, and 30; and Township 33 North, Range 114 West, Sections: 29 and 32.

A map and additional information on the Camp Creek prescribed fire is available at
www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Fire/rxfire/highdesert/campcreek.html.

For more information, contact Greg Reser, PFO natural resource specialist for fire and fuels, at 307-328-4250 or greser@blm.gov.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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